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Jul 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT
years ago to spend more time with her young twin girls but could not find another job. >> i never imagined being in a situation like this, but i am. and the program has, like i said, it made me feel like i am important enough. they really care. >> in the past four years 200 people have come through the program. she says half of them have gotten jobs. >> they gain work experience volunteering to plan their nonprofit events. joanne is cochairing the barbecue fundraiser in fall and members organize their annual conference on homelessness and vigils to remember those that live on the street. the nonprofit members gain valuable skills in budgeting and management and speaking and marketing. they held andrew wilson was interview skills, clothing, and dental work. two years after completing the program he is a supervisor at a private security company. >> how much does the programming to you? >> how much how you measure that? that is family. >> she inspires confidence and courage. >> when i envision her right now, i can see angel wings on her. i really do. >> but she gets emotional when me
Jul 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
are getting attention with regards to the proposed 35 mi. long twin tunnels said to pump fresh water from the delta to the san joaquin and central valleys, eventually into southern california. governor jerry brown says that the pump is a necessity for california's delta problems however congressman john garamendi has been fighting the proposal saying that it could dry up northern california. >> the help the delta ecosystem and a reliable water supply are profoundly important to california's future. this proposal balances the concerns of those who live and work on the delta, those who rely on it for water, and those who appreciate its beauty, its fish, waterfowl, and water life. >> the delta it needs help but this proposal calls for both to take water out of the delta and to take water from around the delta. but there's absolutely nothing in this about protecting the delta levees. >> you may recall that back in 2000 there was a problem when they were starting to divert water from the delta, affecting the salmon population also affecting a billion dollar industry here in california. this pr
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